I am using media a lot and my fotos used in gramps already have metadata (EXIF/XMP/IPTC) for date, location, gps and facetags. When adding such media currenty date and reference to person and defining region (as substitue for facetag) have to be added manually. It would be of great advantage to me and probably others as well, if this information already available would be utilized by gramps. Before I write a feature request I would like to know your opinion on the topic of utilizing media meta-data.
I invision to utilize metadata(jpg,png) as follows:
a) EXIF-DATA: When adding media propose date taken from exif-date
b) When referencing media from a person use face-tag postion as “referenced region”. This avoids to draw manually each face which has been defined alread in the first place. Association between person and facetag-text could be done aquivalent to person-portrait. Facetag of first picture is associated with person.
c) Showing face-tags respective person-name in Image-data or new tab.
• Even more comfort would be to offer all face-tags respective person-name as reference when adding media
• Also helpful, but independend could be
○ to sort media in galleries according exif-date (or date entered.
○ Utilize gps-position (or textual location) to add to places
There is already an acknowledged Feature Request dealing with metadata, actually
Expand ImageMetadata gramplet to support XMP and IPTC metadata tags, but it does not cover ideas presented above. Besides comfort of such features it avoids to duplicate information which is prone for inconsistency which I hate.
What’s your though on that ?
BTW: Gramps is such a powerful tool , therefore I take the opportunity to thank all who have and still do contribute to gramps. And I am waiting eagerly for version 5.2!